A destination for leisure, beaches and culture, El Cotillo can be found on the beautiful island of Fuerteventura. The ideal spot for people who want to relax while indulging in some of the tastiest food on the archipelago, El Cotillo has something to satisfy every age group. As the second largest of the Canary Islands, you can bet that there are plenty of places to explore around Fuerteventura, many of which can be accessed by car from El Cotillo. Nearby landmarks attract year-round visitors, not to mention the friendliness of the local people.
Speaking Spanish here will no doubt earn you a great deal of respect; however most of the locals speak very good English so it’s not essential. Points of interest worth adding to your travel itinerary include the historic Castillo de Tostón and Museo de la Pesca Tradicional - a fascinating museum with a panoramic viewpoint from the top.
Make your way to the northeast coast of Fuerteventura if you want to walk amidst the wilderness at Corralejo National Park. This former fishing village is now more of a town. Backed by sand dunes, the beaches and volcano are the resort's main attractions. Embark on a glass-bottom boat adventure for a glimpse of the underwater world. The old harbour is a unique site to take in and is still in use to this day. Don't forget to check out the Old Town during your visit.Costa Calma
Fewer than 6,000 people live in Costa Calma, making it one of the most laid-back resorts in Fuerteventura. A volcanic nature park and long beach attracts tourists throughout the seasons and has a Mediterranean climate year-round. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the area gained attention, leading to a rapid boom in tourism. This is quite surprising, since Costa Calma’s beaches have some of the whitest sands near El Cotillo.La Pared
It is no secret that Fuerteventura has developed immensely over the years, with the number of annual tourists creeping up with each year that passes. Nevertheless, there are many resorts and nearby villages that hold onto their rustic charm and flawless beauty, such as La Pared. The town has not experienced mass development and still only consists of a few detached private houses, cute bungalows, and one hotel. Horse riding activities and hikes along the beaches allow for active days out. Natural caverns supply the town's natural water and a children's playground is located at Bahia Mar restaurant, which looks out to the coast.
Exploring in El CotilloSegway Tours
Segway tours have grown in popularity over the last few years and nowhere is that more true than in Fuerteventura. What better way to see the sights? When you participate in a Segway tour around El Cotillo, you can navigate your way through an authentic fishing village and come face-to-face with spectacular scenery. Tours usually last for around 60 minutes, but if you’re having too much fun, you can extend the tour time!Lighthouse of the Toston
This timeworn lighthouse is a Museum of Traditional Fishing. The exterior and interior will make your jaw drop. The Lighthouse of Toston was so intricately designed that it now attracts a huge crowd every single week. An active lighthouse, it features a cylindrical shaped tower with a double balcony and lantern. First constructed in 1897, the concrete landmark is located on the island’s north-western coast. Its light can be seen for 17 nautical miles.Caleta del Marrajo
Get yourself in beach mode as you set off to Caleta del Marrajo, which is a tropical paradise with 200 metres of powdery white sand. The surroundings are nothing short of idyllic, making Caleta del Marrajo a popular getaway for couples in search of a romantic break. Sheltered bathing spots are abundant and you will find a cluster of natural lagoons nearby.El Cotillo Beaches
Don't expect strong waves and high tides to ruin your sunbathing experience when you're soaking up the rays on El Cotillo's white sand beaches, because thanks to the unique bay’s shape, the sand is wide and stretches along the outskirts of the cliffs. Although the swimming conditions are by no means fierce, the wind conditions make El Cotillo a fantastic environment for kitesurfing.
Simple and fresh, the food of Fuerteventura is generally very healthy, not to mention satisfying! A delicious sauce that originated in the Canary Islands is served with most dishes, which usually consist of locally sourced ingredients like cumin, garlic, paprika, vegetables, and a variety of meats. You will find some well-known Fuerteventura specialty dishes, like Mojo Picón and Papas Arrugás, on the menu at El Cotillo restaurants. Make sure you treat yourself to some Majorero Cheese during your time in El Cotillo.El Cotillo Restaurants
Vegetarian friendly spots are not hard to find around El Cotillo, with El Mentidero Cafe dishing up indulgent vegetarian food. For vegan options and a Mediterranean/European inspired menu, head to Ocean Deli. Many people claim La Vaca Azul to be the best fish restaurant in the area. Fresh seafood can also be enjoyed at Punta Dell'Est and El Callao Restaurante.
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